On February 28th, 2014 the visit of Russian sailing ship “NADEZHDA” took place. She came to Vung Tau harbor, one of the main ports of the country. This ship belongs to a “General’s Nevelskiy Marine University” and is registered at port of Vladivostok. This is one of the most frequently traveling sailing ships in the world.
“NADEZHDA” has left Vladivostok to participate in the “SCF the Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta -2014″ which was organized by shipping company “Sovcomflot”. This regatta will be meeting the presidents of Russia, Romania and Bulgaria on their way. The other countries will also participate in this regatta.
For 3 days the sailing-ship was moored to the dock at the port of Joint venture “Vietsovpetro”. Marine university and “Vietsovpetro” have been cooperating for many years now – at the university the specialists and ship engineers are trained to work there later on. “NADEZHDA” was opened for visitors on the first day of arrival, on the other days people could come to the port and take pictures of the snow-white sailing-ship at daytime and lightened up by illuminating lights at night. Many inhabitants of Vung Tau are Russian citizens and they got to talk to marine students who are doing their internship on the vessel.
For the marine students the representatives of “Vietsovpetro” organized a couple of sightseeing tours around the town, which included visiting of Bai Sao (Back beach). Also the students could freely walk around the town, visiting local places of interest.
Visit of “NADEZHDA” had a friendly nature and is just another example of relationship development between such countries as Vietnam and Russia.
The historical event of the same nature took place in 1891, when Russian czarevitch Nikolai Aleksandrovich Romanov, also know as emperor Nikolai the Second, had made his trip around the world visiting Europe, The Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Aden, India, Ceylon, Siam (Thailand), Singapore, Vietnam, China and Japan. On frigates “Pamyat Azova” and “Vladimir Monomach” in March 1891 czarevitch and his companions arrived to the Vung Tau port and after that to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) on their way to China.